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Weekend Sale – Labor Day

Is is Labor Day already?

This weekend is bittersweet for us – the end of the summer, pool dates and lazy mornings.  However, it is  the beginning of cooler temps and new clothing! (well, for those of us in Texas we are still waiting for those cooler temps!)

There are SALES –  and we mean SALES when it comes to Labor Day weekend … get out there, you won’t be disappointed (too hot outside?  … just shop online!).

Here is a list to get you started:

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Bauble Bar – Jewelry styles starting at 50% Off

Sephora – Summer Send Off Sale, Save up to 75% Off

Tibi – 20% Off curated Fall Picks

LOFT – 50% Off Fall Styles & an extra 50% off Sale Items

James Jeans30% off. // Code: JJLABOR14

Stella & DotExtra 25% off all sale items

Anthropologie Extra 20% off sale items! Over 600 styles added

J Crew40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100.

Old Navy40% off entire store!

Target Save up to 25% off select Home, Outdoor and more

C. WonderGet Prepped For Fall with 30% Off Full Price Items

Hope this gets you started on some Fall Shopping!

Some of our favorites…

Shopbop Sale

We have had a  busy week … getting back to school and moving. Just to name a few!

That doesn’t mean we have stopped shopping … just in time for NYFW, Shopbop is having a big sale. Here is what has made it into our shopping bags!

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There is a LOT more where this comes from … and most for under $100.

First Day of School!

Today I sent my 6 year old off to her first day of school! First Grade, here we come!

I LOVE summer and absolutely cherish having my girls home with me so this is always a hard day for me.  BUT, we are ready and she is excited … so let the school year begin.

For her first day of school, this is what she picked -

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Outfit, Shoes, Backpack, Lunch Box, Free Printables

Goodbye vacation!
Hello to school!
Hello new classmates,
Goodbye old pool.
Vacation time’s over,
School time is here,
Once more we welcome
Another school year.

HAPPY 1st Day of School to those that are starting today  … we hope everyone is excited about another year!

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White Out – Jumpsuit under $100

The White Jumpsuit.

Practical? Maybe not, but cute!

Chasing two kids around doesn’t alway allow us to be cute 100% of the time but when you find something that is cute AND comfy … SCORE!  I recently found this one and can’t say enough good things about it. Oh, did I mention it was under $100. DOUBLE SCORE!

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Jumpsuit, Shoes (sold out),  Watch, Pink Bracelet, Gold Ball Bracelet, Necklace (Similar),  Lipstick, Blanket

On E: Overalls (similar), Tank

On V: Tank, Skirt

I am already planning how to wear this beauty through the fall … throw on a skinny belt and a jean jacket and I am ready for cooler temps.  We tell our clients that all of the rules are out the window … so trust me, I will be wearing this jumpsuit way past labor day!

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Now, let’s see how long it takes before one of my girls to get popsicle on it! It’s gonna happen but it’s worth every second!

Outfit details:

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway here – only a few days left.

Want to find other white jumpsuits, shop below.  Trust us, you will get a LOT of wear out of it!

 

Photos by Ashley Beatrice

Office Chic

It’s not just back to school time, it’s back to work!  Well, not really – most of us have been working all summer long one way or another – but it feels like the time of year when it’s time to invest in a few new pieces.  It’s especially important to refresh your work basics with some great new staples for the Fall.

For Fall 2014, the important things for ‘Office Chic’ are these:  pointy toe pumps, a touch of texture (think leather accents), cropped/ankle length pants, and a cropped blazer.  Those are just the ‘trends’ though, so if they don’t work for you, don’t sweat it.  Wear what looks best on YOU, and what YOU feel most comfortable in.

Here are some of our favorites from Nordstrom (we thought we may as well continue earning points and shopping the Nordstrom sale while we can!!)……..

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Shop our Nordstrom Favorites right here!

We heart Simply Stylist!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Simply Stylist in Chicago.  It was such an inspiring place to be, full of positive energy, making connections, and a lot of style.  The panel of women we got to listen to were a great mix – from Stephanie Mark, co-founder of the Coveteur to Anne Finch, founder of Katherine Cosmetics and then Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook.  All of this was hosted by the beautiful Catt Sadler from E News – so great to listen to and see her in person!

I came away from the weekend full of ideas and thoughts for the blog and our business, thanks Simply Stylist!

Scroll down through to the end of this post to see what other amazing style and beauty bloggers I met, loved, and of course instantly had to follow (on Instagram).

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Without really thinking about it, I accidentally put together an entire look by Rag & Bone. Shop my look below.

Simply Stylist Chicago Panel L-R: Wendy Nguyen, Stephanie Marks, Ally Cooke, Anne Finch, and Catt Sadler

Chicago Style Spy Jen hanging out at the Katherine Cosmetics display.

Getting a little silly with the makeup!

Once again hamming it up for the camera.

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Style Spy Jen (http://actuallyjustjennie.com) & I working the rooftop bar at the Dana Hotel.

 

Simply Stylist Blogger Love:

Wendy’s Lookbook - panelist and blogger/youtube extraordinaire @wendyslookbook

Naturally Creole - I had the pleasure of sitting with Deanna at brunch, she is naturally gorgeous of course but also so down to earth and personable. And she was there with her sister, who was equally beautiful.  Deanna, I am so glad to have met you and come across your blog!  You are super talented.  @naturallycreole

Sunflowers and Lace – This is a Chicago based blog run by two adorable sisters.  Loved them, their style, and their sunny personalities.  I can’t wait to collaborate with these gals!  @sunflowersandlaceblog

Fashionaholic – Though I didn’t get to chat with Janet from Fashion-A-Holic too long, I love that she’s not only a Chicago fashion blogger but also a wife and mother like myself!  My kind of gal, with some serious style.  @fashionholik

Tiff + Jen – Sisters, Moms, and co-owners of a jewelry line I love, T&J Designs.  You must check out their designs, I have a few pieces and they’re always compliment worthy.

 

 

The Never Ending List

Does anyone else feel like, when it rains it pours?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Back to School is coming, Birthdays, Summer Vacations  … the list goes on!

There are so many things that I need want – so I keep them on my ‘watch list’ – Some are not so fun … some are YUMMY!

For my little baby girl who is about to turn FIVE (I tear up as I am writing this) – she is needing a room makeover and a few other essentials.

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For my amazing husband who never gets ANYTHING! (that’s what happens in a house full of girls!).

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For the never-ending house projects that keep moving down the list (new shoes seem to trim a light fixture over here!).

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And last but not least … S.C.H.O.O.L. (I hate to even use that word as we LOVE summer).

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And so it goes!!

I am sure there are many things I am leaving off (my list may take too long) – but this is the current ‘must haves’ for the time being!

One day and one purchase at a time – the list goes on.

Nordstrom Sale is ON!

It’s THAT time of year!

Starting today, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is ON!  Start shopping now to get those fall trends at a discount.  From July 18th until August 3rd, you can stop in-store and on-line for all NEW PRE-FALL/FALL items … E.X.C.I.T.E.D is what we call it!

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From Frye Bags to Nike workout pants – that is just scratching the surface.  We told you about last about some kid’s sale so here on some for us ladies!

Need a jumpstart? Here you go:

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Hope to see you there! #NSale

Kiddie Style on SALE

Summer is still here but summer sales are here TOO!

We (like every other mom out there) love to shop for our kiddos just as much as do for ourselves.  There is nothing sweeter than finding that favorite piece on sale for your little one.  All of the best stores are having their major summer sales … and it only gets better from here! So stock up on those swimsuits for next season and those steals that you can’t pass up – you’ll be glad you did, we promise!

Here are some of my favorite finds so far …

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And as for SALE shoes…

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Happy SALE shopping!

To shop these looks and more, see below …

Summer Dress – All Laced Up as a Wedding Guest

I LOVE dresses.

They are easy, comfortable and stylish – they keep you cool and they are perfect for every occasion.  Whether it be a casual get together with friends or a to attend a wedding, they are a staple for everyone in the summer.

Many of you know we had a big wedding recently and this was one of the dresses I picked out for the weekend.

Lace is big trend this summer and this dress (on sale now!) was the perfect match for me (AND it’s racerback, another plus in my book!)!

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I found gold and silver tone shoes that not only were perfect for this dress but I have worn with many others! (I don’t have to worry if I am wearing gold or silver jewels, they match both!)

And these, are almost the same and ONLY $14!!! Yes, I said $14 … that is a STEAL!

Paired with LOTS (more is more!) of jewels and this was the perfect dress for the perfect wedding!

Between Gorjana and Mindy Mae’s Market, our jewels were complete!

I am always on the hunt for more dresses (Nordstrom sale, anyone?) … stay tuned!

 

Photos by Ashley Beatrice

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